Hello Aunt Lettuce!
Great question. Generally, ranch homes offer a great floor plan. I love "ranchers."
The ranch home has a larger footprint, so you sometimes get a smaller yard than some of your neighbors.
But, retirees who want to avoid stairs tend to favor them. Who wants to climb stairs at the end of the day, anyway? With more and more people retiring these days, it puts a ranch home in the sweet spot of the market.
- If your home doesn't require a lot snow shoveling or yard work, that's a bonus in the minds of many seniors who want to spend their time taking walks, cycling or golfing.
- In colder states, of course, owners of multi-story homes will tell you that they block off the heat registers on the top floors so all the heat does not get directed there. I can see that could lower heating costs. During the summer, though ... you might be cranking up the AC for those top floors.
If you're getting ready to place your home on the market, have a real estate agent show you some comps. Selling faster in this market is a big, big plus.
PML of Longmont